May 03, 2017
UAB Fiesta Ball Banner May 3, 2017

The concept is simple: Bring the UAB family together for a day of generosity, with a menu of projects to support with gifts in any amount.

Giving Day 2017 is set for May 11-12, with projects from each UAB school and unit as well as a handful of campus-wide priorities:

  • Blazer Kitchen, our collective effort to ensure that no one on this campus goes hungry
  • Solar Decathlon, in which a team of UAB students competes to build an energy-smart house customized to meet the particular challenges of Alabama—from seasonal heat and humidity to surprise tornadoes and thunderstorms
  • Infant CPR Kits, providing parents of fragile newborns the skill and equipment they need in case of an emergency after discharge from UAB’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Firehouse Shelter, an outreach effort by the School of Health Professions to provide hands-on care to homeless men at the shelter near campus
  • The Blazer Football Fund for Excellence, which gives everyone the chance to be part of #TheReturn of UAB Football on September 2

The theme – “That One Time at UAB … ” – invites every member of the UAB family to reflect on those moments that made a difference. And every gift matters – no matter the amount. Pick a project. Make a gift. Change someone’s life.

For more on Giving Day 2017, and to see the menu of giving opportunities, visit